WSJ seeks senior supervising video producer for news

April 12, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a Senior Supervising Producer to help oversee and produce news coverage as part of its global video team in New York.

Excellent editorial judgment, production experience and team-management skills are key for this position. Top candidates take initiative to create timely, accurate and relevant breaking news and news analysis videos that stand out in the 24/7 information cycle. We value a “team-first” approach and passion for producing distinctive content that serve the core WSJ subscribers, while appealing to a broader audience. An understanding of digital video formats and how they perform on different platforms, including YouTube, TikTok and Instagram, is a must.

While you will help manage a small New York-based team with the Executive Producer of News, this is a hands-on role, and you will collaborate daily with our overseas video managers.

You will be based in New York, and will report to the Executive Producer of News.

To apply, please submit your résumé, a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experience meet or exceed the key candidate requirements, and links to five videos that represent the type of work described. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

You will:

  • Work with the Executive Producer and a team of video journalists to produce daily news and analytical news feature videos
  • Work a 12pm-9pm weekday schedule to ensure continuity of news coverage for the department and be a key point of contact to APAC- and London-based video managers
  • Propose distinctive, original, data-informed ideas on a daily basis, with a clear understanding as to what stories would resonate with the core WSJ audience
  • Provide clear and productive feedback to video journalists, hone story angles, strengthen scripts and deliver videos with high production value
  • Closely monitor news feeds and decisively lead quick-turn video productions during breaking news events
  • Collaborate closely with key newsroom editors, overseas video leaders and reporters around the world to develop best-in-class video journalism
  • Coach reporters and news editors to appear on camera or in voiceover
  • Ensure that all journalistic, ethical and legal standards are diligently followed
  • Be the primary backfill to the Executive Producer when that person is unavailable
  • Be expected and willing to work late hours or occasional weekends as breaking news developments and time zone considerations may warrant
  • Complete additional duties as assigned

You have:

  • At least eight to 10 years of experience producing distinctive content in a daily video news environment and under tight deadline pressure
  • Stellar track record of leading and managing video teams in global news organizations
  • Sharp, meticulous editing style, attention to detail and passion for elevating quick-turn news and long-form feature scripts, headlines and captions
  • A nose for news and a deep understanding of current events, U.S. and global politics, economics, business, markets and technology
  • Extensive experience translating complex business, economics and politics stories into engaging video reports
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Critical decision-making skills as well as world-class editorial and ethical judgment
  • A specific understanding of content and audience differentiation on various platforms, including O&O and YouTube
  • Experience producing and overseeing videos designed to perform on social media platforms, including TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts

The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.

To apply, go here.

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